I’m A Survivor – Large LED Screen Falls

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I'm A Survivor - Large LED Screen Falls

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Spoiler Alert: Large LED Screen falls and seriously injures dancers.

It’s July 28th, 2022, and you and your best friends are attending a concert. You paid big money to see your favorite Canto-pop boy band, Mirror, who is playing tonight at the Hong Kong Coliseum. You get to your awesome seats and get ready for your first concert that is in the round.  The band comes out and you are having a great time as they play all of your favorite songs.

You are having a great evening, that is until disaster hits, as one of the giant (4m x4m or 13’x13′) LED video screens that were suspended from the ceiling, becomes loose and falls to the stage, hitting three dancers. As it falls, it smashes one of the dancers in the head and lands on top of his body.

The concert stops, the lights come up and you are in shock, as your awesome seats, turn into a horror show. There is no way this dancer survived this huge monitor falling on him.

LED screen falling at Mirror concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum
The aftermath of the accident as emergency crews work on the three dancers  - South China Morning Post

The fire and rescue arrive and move the LED video screen and start to work on him and another dancer who was injured. The entire scene is surreal as you try to process what just happened.

Large LED screen - The damaged screen after it crashed and hit two dancers - South China Morning Post
The damaged screen after it crashed and hit two dancers - South China Morning Post

A few days later, there is an article in the newspaper about this accident. You learn that Mo Li Kai-yin (27 years old) the dancer who was hit in the head, actually survived the accident and is in intensive care a Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Sadly, but remarkably that he survived the fall, to begin with, his doctors are not sure that his vertebrae and sensory nerves may not fully recover.

You learn that the other two injured dancers, Chang Tsz-fung and Zisac Law Tak-chi are doing well and have been released from the hospital.

You are amazed that anyone could have survived such an accident.

You also learn that sources close to the investigation stated that the LED screens weighed more than twice the declared weight, the actual weight was 500kg. They also stated that a substandard wire cord was used.

Update: Several months later you read in the South China Morning Post that Mo Li Kai-yin is in stable condition, talking with his family, and is starting to get feeling in his arms. You also learn that Li Zekai, chairman of PCCW, the parent company of the organizer of the concert, is paying for Mo Li Kai-yin’s medical expenses.

Update (2023): Mo Li Kai-yin is still in the hospital today (August 1, 2023) recovering from his injuries caused by this tragic event. (Source)


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